EP 180: Pursuing Peace and Purpose With David Trotter of Rise Up Creatives

podcast Mar 30, 2021

We’ve all been there - the struggle of creating content in your business. In this week’s episode, Business Growth Consultant David Trotter introduces us to a new solution of creating content that helps you to stand out in your industry. This has been a life-saver for me. Then we also discuss the power of networking and collaborating. You will want to stick around to the end as there are so many golden nuggets in this episode!


In this episode, you’ll hear

  • David’s entrepreneurial journey and how he started Inspiration Rising
  • Unhealthy reasons that propel us forward, like not feeling “enough”
  • His shift in values from performance and productivity to peace
  • How Rise Up Creatives will simplify your business and create know, like and trust
  • The power of networking and collaboration, and David’s fears around it

Words of Wisdom

  • If something takes away the peace in your life, you won’t be the best version of yourself
  • A lot of times when pain is there, it has a purpose 
  • The serenity prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference
  • Performance creates anxiety, but putting your heart into service will cultivate peace 

Meet David:

David Trotter is a business growth consultant and the founder of Inspiration Rising. Through the Rise Up Business Academy, he helps struggling business owners break through their biggest barriers to reach their greatest goals - all without the paralyzing overwhelm, feeling all alone, or wondering what-the-heck to do next. He's the author of nine books including “Empowered to Rise: The Secret to Embracing Your True Identity, Uncovering Your Super Powers, and Bringing Your Inspiration to the World.”

His wide-ranging experience includes running a six-figure marketing business for over a decade, starting a furniture store to benefit a lower socio-economic community in southern California, founding a plush toy manufacturing business with products sold in boutiques around the nation, helping start multiple fast-growing churches, organizing numerous city-wide events, speaking to thousands on topics of business, marketing, leadership, and personal growth, and directing / producing three award-winning documentaries and a feature film – all on important social issues.

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